Guaranteed and Emergency Ride Home Programs

Guaranteed or Emergency Ride Home Programs offer the reassurance that you can get home in case of an emergency like illness, family crisis, or unforeseen overtime when you've taken an alternative mode of travel to work such as transit, a carpool, vanpool, or bike.  

Check below to see if the county where you work is offering a guaranteed or emergency ride home program.

Guaranteed and Emergency Ride Home Programs

A free ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work in Alameda County, and who use any alternative to driving alone to work (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking) on the day of the emergency. The program is open to all employees in Alameda County who live within 100 miles of their work site. Employees must pre-register in the program (which is free). Eligible taxi and rental car rides can be reimbursed by submitting a receipt through the program's website.

Contact

Alameda County Transportation Commission, Guaranteed Ride Home, c/o Nelson\Nygaard.
Hotline: (510) 433-0320 or http://grh.alamedactc.org/

A free taxi or rental car ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work and students who attend school in Contra Costa County, and who use any alternative to driving alone to work (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or walking) on the day of the emergency.  This program is open to all employees in Contra Costa County who live within 100 miles of their work site and students who are 18 or over and are enrolled in at least 9 credits at a college in the county.  Participants must pre-register in the program (which is free).  Eligible rideshare app (Lyft, Uber, etc), taxi, and rental car rides can be reimbursed by submitting a receipt through the program's website.

Contact

511 Contra Costa: 511cc.org/grh
Questions? grh@511contracosta.org or (510) 210-5930

A free ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work in Marin County, and who use an alternative to driving alone to work (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking) on the day of the emergency. You can be reimbursed for an expedient ride home via taxi, Uber, Lyft (or equivalent), by submitting a reimbursement request.

Contact

Transportation Authority of Marin 
Questions: (415) 226-0815 or tam.ca.gov/erh/

A taxi ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work or students who attend college in Napa County, use an alternative to driving alone to work or school (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking) on the day of the emergency, and have a Vcommute account and log their commute trip on the day of their GRH trip. You can be reimbursed for a ride via taxi, ride-hailing app, transit or a combination of those modes by submitting a reimbursement request.

Contact

Napa Valley Transportation Authority 
Questions: (707) 259-8778 or vcommute.org/guaranteed-ride-home

A free ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

All permanent employees of a San Francisco employer who are 18 years or older are eligible to submit a reimbursement request for a qualified emergency, including travel to locations outside of San Francisco.  You can be reimbursed for an expedient ride home via official San Francisco taxi by submitting a reimbursement request.

Contact

San Francisco Department of the Environment
Questions: (415) 355-3700 or https://sfenvironment.org/emergency-ride-home 

A free ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work or students who attend college in San Mateo County, and who use an alternative to driving alone to work or school (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking) on the day of the emergency. You can be reimbursed for an expedient ride home via taxi, Uber, Lyft (or equivalent), by submitting a reimbursement request.

Contact

Commute.org
Questions: (650) 588-8170 or commute.org/guaranteed-ride

A free ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work in Solano County, and who use an alternative to driving alone to work (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking) on the day of the emergency. You can use a program-provided voucher for a taxi ride or rental car.  You must register for the program first, which is free.

Contact

Solano Mobility
Questions: (800) 535-6883 or solanomobility.org/program/emergency-ride-home

 

A free ride home in case of an emergency (illness, family crisis, unscheduled overtime).

Who is eligible:

Employees who work in Sonoma County, and who use an alternative to driving alone to work or school (public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking) on the day of the emergency. You can be reimbursed for an expedient ride home via taxi, Uber, Lyft (or equivalent), by submitting a reimbursement request.

Contact

County of Sonoma
Questions: (707) 565-2900 or https://scta.ca.gov/projects/emergency-ride/ 

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